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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (56 reviews)
“duck fries” (68 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a favorite place for locals and visitors in Bethany Beach. The Food quality is very good and the servings are plentiful. Service is excellent. Nice place for lunch or dinner. During the warmer months, it is better to call for a table.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had passed many times when staying in Ocean City, MD and thought it looked rather pricey. Decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. Seems like many of the locals have found it a favorite place to dine. Dinner menu was diverse and...More

Thank mondah54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently returned to Cottage Cafe for lunch on a busy Saturday. This time we sat in the bar area. As on other visits, our food was very good. I had the 1/2 sandwich/soup combo, choosing the Cali - turkey, avocado, spinach on whole wheat -...More

Thank margarita6272015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In lounge - bartender excellent - gave happy hour specials without asking. Cod fingers and fries excellent crab flatbread pizza - very good crab, balsamic glaze And gooey cheese like a montchevre.

Thank LSDel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going here for years, usually just stop in bar for a burger or chicken sandwich and beer. I have numerous family and friends in the area, all of whom agree its still got good food (not excellent) but the overall quality seems to be...More

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We stopped in on a very cold December day & the food really hit the spot. The decor is clean & comfortable & the staff is very friendly. The menu is broad enough to suit all tastes. The crab dip pretzel rods were warm, soft,...More

Thank Bob O
Reviewed 14 December 2017

There is a good selection of excellent food here, no wonder it it crowded. The pot roast is melt-in-your-mouth tender (although the gravy adds nothing). Creamed spinach and mac & cheese were very good. The scallop/bacon sandwich was also excellent, with plenty of meaty scallops....More

Thank DW75NW
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We went away to the ocean for the weekend. Off season some restaurants are closed. The locals still have to eat and this is one place that is open year round. They have a good menu with with some favorite comfort foods and up dated...More

Thank Verna S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great meals in a comfortable atmosphere One can enjoy his/her meal without feeling rushed And the meal is one to enjoy - prepared well and bountiful with portions Wait staff can not do enough to make your dining as pleasant as possible and offer good...More

Thank nerak536
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

At the Cottage Cafe you get The type of food you would expect at the beach. No frills, gourmet, or high prices. Comfort food seems to be their specialty. Wait staff is pleasant and witty. While not very fancy it was a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Desertcrest
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1 April 2017|
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Response from MayMar | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp, however you may wish to contact them to ensure that both wheel chairs may be accommodated: 302-539-8710 or email them.
Mary D
4 March 2017|
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Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
Hello, We don't take reservations but we do offer call ahead seating. How that works is you call within a half hour of your arrival and if there is a wait, your name would be put on the list at that point so when you arrive... More
Sharron G
26 December 2016|
Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
No, we aren't. sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
  • E-mail
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.
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